In 2008, independent developer Introversion announced an Xbox Live Arcade version of its innovative PC strategy action puzzler, Darwinia. Now Darwinia+ is only a few short weeks away.
Introversion’s long struggle with Microsoft’s high standards has finally come to an end, and the XBLA release of Darwinia+ is scheduled for February 10th. 1200 Microsoft points ($15) will buy you a ticket inside the computer home of the Darwinians, who need your help to evolve in order to combat the vicious computer virus infecting their home.
“It’s been a long battle with Microsoft and their particularly high standards; in the end we are really thankful for their advice and help in completing this long and challenging game project. We have come to think of Darwinia+ as the Director’s Cut as it has surpassed our expectations of what we were originally looking to create and now looks and feels smoother than ever.”
It certainly looks like an entirely new game compared to the PC version, which I was tinkering with earlier today. It should be interesting to see how they mapped the game’s controls to the 360 controller.
Check out screens of Darwinia+ below, or visit the game’s official website to see it in motion.